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-- captions by vitac -- that is it for us tonight, and we will see you right back here tomorrow. "a.c. 360" starts right now. good evening and thank you for joining us. a special night for us a town hall and a problem that takes a life in this country for every 19 minutes. it is hidden from view, the addiction to opioids. and you will meet families tonight who have lost families in the addict and recovering addict addicts, and also a doctor who had used drugs the preserve life which ended in a adduction to prescriptions. and donald trump mayt not
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release his tax turns which as mitt romney said, he is building a beautiful wall between the american people and his tax returns. and so it is not mandatory for him to not release his tax returns. here is the latest with sarah murray. >> reporter: trump is telling the associated press that there is nothinging to learn from them, and he took to twitter to add, i told the a.p. that my taxes are under routine audit and i would release them when the audit is come e pleat and not after election, but trump is the first nominee since 19766 to keep all of the tax info under wraps. and the return shed light on the effective tax rate, and charitable giving an investment income, and issues that have tripped up politician s s in th past. earlier this year, trump suggested it is only a matter of months before he'd release the
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return returns. >> i have one of the world's most complicated tax returns, but i will get it done as soon as i can. >> reporter: and now the billionaire businessman is not budging claiming that he can't release them because they are under audit. >> i will absolute ly give the returns burk i am audited for two or three years and so i cannot do it until the audit is finished obviously. >> while i'm under audit, i will not release them, no lawyer would let you do that. >> and it is not to likely cause other experts burk some experts said that it may make sense as a legal strategy to keep them under wraps, but for the irs, it is saying that individuals are free to release their own tax information. richard nixon did just that to rele release his while he was under audit in the 1970s, and now hillary clinton is seizing on the relucks and the. >> when you are running for president, and the nominee, that is kind of expected. my husband and i have released 33 years of tax returns. we got eight years on the
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website right now. so you have to ask yourself, why doesn't he want to release the them? >> reporter: trump's resistance is a sharp about face after he criticized the 2012 gop nominee mitt romney for failing to release them sooner. >> i think that mitt was hurt very badly by this whole thing with the income tax returns, and i believe that he should have said that i'm giving them april 1st or soon. >> and this year, the tables have turned. and it is romney questioning what trump is hiding. >> i predict there are more bombshells in the tax returns. >> reporter: and even took to facebook to write, it is disqualifying for a modern day presidential nominee to refuse to release the tax returns to the voters. >> and now, from outside of trump tower here in new york, it is hard to believe ta this tax return issues is going to be going away any time soon. >> i think that you are absolutely right, anderson, and donald trump was addressing this in the television interviews
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tonight saying that he is not releasing the back taxes, because the audit goes so far back that it is relatively meaningless, but one thing that people are taking issue is that he has not released any tax information and a summary, here is my summary, and the effective tax rate, and here is what i gave to chair fi for the last year or the last couple of year, and you could release that summary without releasing the full tax return, but with donald trump, we have none of that information at this point, and it is not going to go away, because you can see hillary clinton jumping on the situation saying that we released three decades of the tax returns, and how can donald trump release nothing. and i think that it will persist, anderson. >> and that is not going to overshadow the next story which is riff between trump and the republican establishment, and tomorrow he is going to be meeting with paul ryan, the top gop, and someone who has kept
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his political distance from trump, and what sources are saying saying on the eve of this meeting mamee meeti meeting. what are you hearing, manu? >> he wants to be on the same united front as the democrats, and not having donald trump undermine the republicans' carefully crafted agenda unveiled or have donald trump to say anything to force them to go down ticket to respond or the clean up themselves. they want to create sort of a dialogue, a continual tie log when they can be on the same page going forward and maybe not a formal endorsement tomorrow, and we are not expecting a for mall endorsement, but a positive message coming from both sides saying they are moving closer to uniting the party. >> and speaker ryan today met with speakers of congress who endorsed trump and do we know more about the meeting? >> yes, it happened earlier in the speaker's office, and part
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of the effort, and the outreach effort, and not only did he meet with the donald trump supporters bush he took a call from ben carson, the surrogate as an effort to get on the same page, but after that meeting a very positive reaction that this could lead to a move this the direction which is more positive, but i should add that paul ryan is under a lot of pressure on capitol hill, and lot of the republicans who were surprised by his decision to withhold the endorsement, and the longer he holds out is problems for him plolitically from his own conference and folks who want this primary season to be over and present the united front. >> we will see what happens, and manu raja, thank you. pl plenty of implications for this general election, and joining us is the sanders' surrogate and biograph biographer, and the former new york councilmember christine quinn, and mark lamont hill, b.e.t. news reporter, and also cn nshgts political commentator
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tara setmayer who opposes donald trump, and co-chair joseph borelly, and why not have donald trump release the tax return, because he says, look i am being audited, but isn't running for the president more important than the business? >> well, it is important, and what he is doing is nothing illegal and it is optional and he has been clear on the issue as the video showed on february 26th, he was already saying that he had no plans of releasing the tax information. >> well, originally, he said that he needed time to get it together, and this then can -- >> while he is under audit he is no gotting to do it, and now he is sawing that he will do it. >> and he said, i will get it together, and maybe april 1st, and complex return and then audit story came up. >> well, i guess that he spoke to the lawyers and somebody who has better intoer pags than him, and that is fine, but the american public has a opportunity to go to look at the 92-page financial disclosure with the fcc and most of the american public know that he is
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wealthy and -- >> i don't. >> well look it up. >> there's a lot not disclosed. >> that's been a red herring. >> that's not audited, it is unverified. he can put what he wants in that disclosure form. that's very different than a tax return. this is interesting. not only did he say that he would get it together, he said i'll release them when hillary clinton releases transcripts for for her goldman sachs' speeches, and now all of the sudden, it is i'm under audit and if he is under audit for several years, and he knew that and he didn't just find out three months ago and he is well aware of it, and it is donald trump continually changing the story, and why doesn't he want to release the tax returns? is what is the problem? because there could be a treasure trove of information in
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there that could be damaging. let's not forget that when he sued a new york times reporter who questioned his net worth back in 2005. >> joe brian. >> yes, it is because he was questioned if the net worth was near $1 billion, and in those court proceedings the new jersey judge said this he was untrusty to give his financial information and a appellant court upheld that that his information was untrustworthy, and so this is an issue for years and he does not want people to know what is in there and maybe he is not as wealthy or charitable as he says and maybe he has money hidden overseas. >> if you google donald trump not telling the truth about network, it comes up multiple times. he has been caught lying about it. it goes to the voracity of the candidate.
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>> particularly when he accused others of being liars, lying ted, over and over. here i would say he is dishonest how he moved the ball down the field. if numbers in the return are dishonest, that blows up a rhetoric of lying ted. >> he was critical of mitt romney for not doing this years ago when he wasn't running, and now seems to be walking that back. >> this is not uncommon practice when people are outside of the fray to critique those running. four years later he is in the midst of a race, if i release this, it is against my best interest. he would rather take the critique of being hypocritical than release. i don't think it is how much he is worth. you can win an election and lie about being a billionaire. i think it is his charitable giving, tax rate that make him look odd. >> he is really big on proving how rich he is, and that is why he talks about it, and plasters
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his name all over it. and i'm worth $10 billion, and that is what he says all of the time. and part of the narcissism he exhibits is based on how much money he has. i'll give you another example. he listed a property in new york worth $50 million. in a legal document, says it is $1.4 million. duplicitous all of the time. >> this is a bigger issue, always an issue for any candidate and to your point, not part of the law, but tradition that candidates release them. but donald trump made such an issue of how much money he has, how much he is worth, how much he has given to charity. and little known about his charitable giving, a lot is gifts from other people going to his foundation which he disbursed. that is what is publicly known and not monetary amounts he gives out. >> you have to look back pretty far to find a candidate that so anchored the entirety of their message and value proposition to voters on simply the fact of extreme wealth. i don't know that anybody has done it. even perot had a story about
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entrepreneurship, not identical to trump's. going into leaders in washington tomorrow, what those folks want to see and hear, is he prepared to run a disciplined, professional, and conventional campaign. this is a basic standard. that most presidential nominees have to clear. >> do you think this is something voters care about? >> no, the american public has a pretty good idea who donald trump is, he brags about being rich. someone who probably like most red blooded americans tries hard as he can to pay as little tax as possible. he is the first to say that. i'm surprised to hear conservative people being critical of donald trump in this regard. i think it is something that team hillary is doing in an effort to change the dying log at a moment of time -- >> and mitt romney is doing it. >> mrm, also.
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>> and to question somebody on their integrity is consistent with it. >> and i think it is odd that the conservatives are doing it, because i believe it is driven by team hillary who is trying to change the dialogue of the surge that he he has seen in the polls. >> and you don't want to move forward? >> you think mitt romney is working with hillary? >> one thing i am saying about mitt romney, one thing consistent about him, not many take what he is saying seriously. >> i this i -- i think it is something more pragmatic. if there is something in the tax returns so bad or damning that it can undermine the republican party to have a plausible nominee, they are saying, i need to know this. >> and why not reasonable to say, that we should let the investigation play out like the
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"huffington post" says, and h let bernie sanders is have the nomination. >> i love that appeal to huffington post. i think we should let things play out, reasonable for voters and people in the republican party and any voter to say we want to know what's in this because you made specific claims. >> we have to take a quick break. we will focus on the democratic side. does glenn beck who worked so hard to stop him in the primary still think so? and later, we set the stage for the opioid investigation. the focus on the doctor that saw prince in the weeks before he died.
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that was 1964, but however, not since goldwater as the division in the party been so loud in the public. and even now voices that would not consider themselves as part of the establishment are lining up against trump. one radio personality glenn beck is one such voice. he is back in the news for saying efforts to oppose trump might not succeed. glen, earlier today on your radio program you said you believe donald trump is, in fact, going to be the next president of the united states. you have been saying for months secretary clinton you thought would beat trump. what made you change your mind. >> first of all, the country is not the country i thought it was. we are an angry country looking for someone to put the establishment in their place, and i think that, because of some of the exit polls, and i know that west virginia is a unique place, but where you had 40% of the bernie sanders saying
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that they will vote for donald trump over hillary, you have have democrats say tag they will cross the line. if you have that, i think that he just might win. i'm not for that, but i think that he might just win. >> is it because you believe he's seen as the ultimate outsider, even though he supported politicians of all stripes for many years. >> oh, yeah. >> and was friends with them. just he is seen as an outsider that will blow up the apple cart? >> yeah. i think that and also i think there's a lot of people in america that are just now voting for celebrity, and he's fun to watch and he's entertaining and hillary is not. i talked to a lot of friends who are liberals, some that have been in the past die hard hillary supporters that say i'm not excited about her. the ones i know are not excited
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about donald trump either, but i think you're going to have a good section of the country on both sides of the aisle stay home, especially because i think it is going to get really nasty. and i think people are going to become -- i don't like either of them, i am not voting for either of them. >> i think they're out to destroy each other, unlike anything -- like the opening scene of "terminator i" or ii, machines against humans. just like scorched the earth. >> i think you're right, and i don't think that's good for anybody. i don't think that's good for anyone. >> as you said, you were a big ted cruz supporter, campaigning for him, first candidate you endorsed in your career if i am not mistaken. anything trump could do between now and november to get you to support, to get you in his corner? >> not that i can think of, but he doesn't want us, anderson. the gop has made it very, very clear that, and donald trump,
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that they're not interested in the conservative. the conservatives don't really have a home right now. and it's a very interesting place to be. they're not courting us. donald trump has said he's not interested in a lot of the conservatives. and he doesn't want all of the people to unite with him. he is really kind of leaning out, reaching out more to the democrats than he is to the traditional conservative. and i'm fine with that. he doesn't want us, he doesn't need us, that's fine. we will find our own home, find our own way. >> on election day, what will you do personally? do you not vote? >> i'll vote, but even if i write somebody in, but i will look at the down ticket which is going to be decimated, whether donald trump wins or loses, i think it will be decimated, if you look at what happened in indiana. he is not pulling for tea party
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constitutionalists in the down vote. but next week i've got all of the candidates from the libertarian party on my show. we're going to talk to them. see if there's a home there. i don't know where there's a home, but i'm not going to pull a lever just because it is the lesser of two evils because at some point they're both just evil. no thanks. >> are you saddened by what you've seen, by where we're at? >> yeah. i mean, who wouldn't be. look at what you just said. it will be terminator. this is so far beneath us. i can't imagine what we look like on the -- across an ocean. if i were an ally, i would be freaking out. if i were somebody who held a lot of u.s. treasury bonds overseas in a sovereign fund, i would be saying wait a minute, did he say they're going to inflate their way out of debt? i said on the air, i want to be
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sure this is clear, i'm not saying the end of america is here. there will always be america, we'll continue on and everything else. but i think the america that i cherish, the one, the founding of the country with the constitution and the idea of america that all men are created equal, i think that chapter or book has been closed. i think the america that theodore roosevelt and woodrow wilson started, the america of statism has finally turned the page, and we're past the introduction and now into the chapters. i think it is a new america. >> glenn beck. always good to have you on. >> thank you. just ahead, call it the democratic dilemma, hillary clinton practically can't lose the nomination, lately can't seem to win a primary. we will look at that, and whether as glenn beck suggested she may have trouble winning sanders supporters in november.
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welcome back. it could be as one of the political panelists said it could be an awkward stretch for hillary clinton, and it began with joe biden saying this he would have been the best president if he had run. and after the loss to bernie sand sanders and the the next few weeks could be just as tough, but as he is making moves in the primary, she is trying to make moves to win over the supporters for november. we have the latest from jeff zeleny. >> thank you, new jersey. >> reporter: hillary clinton is moonlighting. still campaigning for the democratic primary. >> if we do what we need to do the next few weeks, we will have a big victory june 7th that will take us all the way to the white house. >> it is true we will have a real difference in the general election.
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>> she's focusing more and more on donald trump. but bernie sanders remains a distraction. his west virginia victory tuesday promises to keep the democratic race alive. today in new jersey it was all about the general election. >> i have to tell you how concerned i am with what i hear trump saying. i've said he is a loose cannon. >> reporter: from policy to personal attacks. >> i am not going to respond to the insults and the attacks coming from donald trump in this campaign. >> reporter: but her democratic rival is still on stage, campaigning in montana today he's talking trump, too. >> if you look at virtually every poll taken over the last month or six weeks, national polls, state polls, bernie sanders is the strongest democratic candidate to defeat donald trump.
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>> reporter: sanders' big 15 point win in west virginia earned him only seven more delegates than clinton. the commanding victory does little to change clinton the's muscular lead in delegates overall. but clinton is moving left, following what voters like about him. the latest shift on health care. saying this week people over 50 should be able to buy into medicare plans. >> i also am in favor of the public option so that people can buy into medicare above a certain age. >> reporter: from trade to immigration to minimum wage, clinton is aligning with more liberal positions setting up a political test for the fall election. vice president joe biden who has stayed out of the fray since deciding not to run last year offered the strongest endorsement of clinton yet on a bshb abc.
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>> i feel confident that hillary will be the nominee, and i feel confident she'll be the next president. >> but as jeff zeleny said, he c cannot overcome that lead in pledge delegates, which isn't the same as says he cannot overcome the democratic nominee. want to break it down by the numbers. chief national correspondent john king is here. another big win for sanders in west virginia. how much did it help his effort to catch up in the delegate chase? >> not all that much, that's frustrating for the sanders campaign. every county in west virginia goes to bernie sanders. he wins the state by 15 points. jeff also noted, net gain of just seven in the all important delegate chase. where does that leave us, tale of the tape. secretary clinton has 294 pledge delegates. 46 contests so far, states and territories. she won 26, he won 20. he won two of the last three. she still has 26-20 lead overall. here's the problem, time and the map is running out.
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only 11 contests, 8 states, and puerto rico and district of columbia and the virgin islands, and so sanders has to start winning fast. >> sanders has acknowledged it is a steep hill, but how steep? >> let's look at that. this is where the math gets daunting. yes, he can do it. anything is mathematically possible in this crazy year. he needs to win 67% of remaining pledge delegates. 897 left. has to win 67 of those, then he would beat secretary clinton by one. if he won 67% of the remaining pledge delegates. that means, anderson, more than 60%, 62% of delegates are just in the state of california. can bernie sanders win california? sure. do you see him win with 67%? remember the democratic rules are proportional, and he could say, hey, i won washington state with 72%, and won over here in idaho with 78%, and so he has done it in a couple of states, but more traditional like this,
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and last week in indiana, 52%, and early on in michigan, below 50%, and even the big win in west virginia last night it was 15 point, but he was just over 51%, and so can sanders win most of the contests with 67% or 78% of the vote? it is possible, but the track record of the map tells you that it is most unlikely. >> looking beyond pledge delegates, he made an appeal to superdelegates, if i won your state in a landslide, you should be backing me. any evidence they're going to listen? >> no. senator sanders has been making that case, supporters are making it aggressively online with phone calls to congressional offices and the like. so far, zero evidence. will it happen? we'll wait and see. at the moment, 516 superdelegates appoint and democrats who have votes at the convention, and 516 have plenged to clinton and 41 to senator sanders leaving 155 left. senator sanders could win the remaining 11 contests, would some panic and switch sides? possibly. what clinton campaign thinks will happen, why she was in new jersey, thinks she will win
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that. hoping to win california. thinks they'll split the rest of the contest. do that, most people stay put, she picks up more, they get across the finish line. >> john king, thanks so much. back with the panel. jonathan, you had an op-ed on, and you said that like a lot of the sanders' supporters do, that in a head-to-head matchup against donald trump, sanders does better than hillary clinton. the clinton folks say senator sanders hasn't been put under the microscope like hillary clinton has for years and years and years, haven't been attack ads like they have against hillary clinton. >> i love john king and his magic math. i want to correct the numbers. clinton is ahead by 280 pledge delegates. that doesn't change the steep hill. it is 280, not 294. small difference but important when you are trying to compete for delegate after delegate. bernie sanders has been vet quite heavily, certainly during the campaign. >> not a question of being vetted. >> scrutinized in the last 25
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years, he has been scrutinized. he has been also been scrutinized and attacked by the clinton campaign. from the beginning of the campaign over to the health care plan and single-issue candidate, and i don't buy it, but there is no question that when he is the general nominee, he will face attacks, but the difference is what bernie sanders brings to the campaign and the general campaign which hillary clinton does not is an authenticity and believability. when people listen to bernie sanders, they think he is saying exactly what he believes. he can respond to those attacks more than hillary clinton who most feel is manufactured, espouses things she doesn't support and it has been proven by his campaign. he defined his campaign, and hillary clinton moved to be a completely different candidate. >> cnn reporting has 294 on the numbers. there's discrepancy about it. we're going to take a break.
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before the break we heard about bernie sanders's path to victory. what is more likely, we will see hillary clinton face off with donald trump in a few months and probably heated rhetoric between now and then. alex, do you get the sense the clinton campaign has a strategy how to respond to donald trump? you heard her saying i'm just not going to respond. a lot of republicans tried that, that didn't work. >> the path to the republican nomination is littered with bodies thought they could rise above his attacks. the clinton campaign knows what they want the contrast to be about in terms of specific policies and who is helping who, who is prepared for the presidency and who is responsible. day to day poses an incredible challenge. she never had people at his level, level of a presidential candidate or major figure in politics hurling the kinds of accusations at her that he is delivering. and as much as you may like to
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say this has no place on the stage, he has the microphone. >> in a republican primary, both are playing to the cheap seats, people doing nothing or fight back like jeb bush or go toe to toe like marco rubio. it doesn't work. now you're fighting for people with dignity. >> christine, did it freak you out, glenn beck mentioned this, some of the exit polls last night show 4 out of 10 sanders supporters in west virginia might go for trump instead of clinton. again, west virginia is a particular state, hillary clinton talked about putting coal miners out of business and she quickly turned around on that. >> if you look eight years ago, there were huge numbers of hillary supporters said they would never vote for barack obama in states where the democrat had never won. and then in those same states obama won. you saw most hillary supporters said they would never vote for
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him come vote for him. we are still in a heated democratic primary. i think that the supporters are not going to say they will vote for other person, because it is not loyal. and you cannot in any shape or form compare the kind of the bare lly use the word scrutiny that senator sanders has gotten to the cottage industry of 30 years attacking, dissecting and redissect i redissecting the clintons. it is not comparable. you can't say he would stand up under the blaring lights the way she has. >> i don't agree. >> you think -- >> hold on. >> my point was -- >> do you? >> whether he can stand up to the scrutiny i think he is capable. the problem is there are some sanders voters that feel, and are part of a revolt against
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party establishment, for the last quarter century, they are -- >> who would they help being for donald trump and not her. how does that move progressivism forward. >> they're not, hold on. hillary clinton reflects establishment policies for the last quarter century, particularly nafta. in most states like ohio and pennsylvania -- >> okay. tara, there are some stories, seems like ted cruz hasn't given up on the idea of somehow coming -- >> i think it is done. i don't see where ted cruz would have support for that, but it is more for the delegates because of the republican platform which is important going into the convention and donald trump and the positions from the minimum wage to protectionist is a problem for them, the platform.
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>> the never trump movement is over, was probably over before it started. >> no, it's not. >> in terms of hillary clinton. we have polls in florida, ohio, and pennsylvania. >> the quinnipiac polls. >> some of them say that trump is within the margin of error, and some say that he is winning, but the real take away is that he is e beating her in lower unfavorable, and beating her in term s of economy and stronger candidate. >> as they continue to argue, we will go to break, and we will continue learning more about the investigation into prince's death and the doctor who went to paisley park on the day that prince died. we will be right back. wanna drink more water?
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often addiction stories are similar. someone gets a prescription for opioids after surgery, they become dependent, then turn to her oh in which is cheaper and easier to get. yesterday at o'hare, they seized more than 70 pounds of opium from three u.s. citizens coming from laos. 470 packets of powder concealed in bags of tea leaves. don't know if it was a prescription drug problem that killed prince, at the age of 57. the investigation on that is just under way. that includes the doctor that saw him twice in the weeks before his death and went to paisley park on the day prince died. kyung lah reports. >> person down, not breathing. >> reporter: april 21st, the day they rushed to prince's compound, new information from the search warrant shows a local doctor was also at the estate. the warrant accidentally unsealed and obtained by l.a. times states dr. michael todd
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schulenberg had been treating prince in the weeks before his death. dr. schulenberg seen in an unrelated video is a minneapolis area family doctor. law enforcement official tells cnn that investigators want to know more about the relationship between the doctor, prince, and prince's inner circle as they look into how prince obtained his medications. according to the search warrant, on april 7th, dr. shoe lcschule sees prince. the same day, anxious fans in atlanta with tickets to see prince would learn two shows that night are postponed. according to fox theater, prince is ill, battling the flu. one week later, april 14th, prince takes the stage in atlanta. the makeup concert. two shows, 80 minute sets. publicly no illness readily apparent. but privately issues continue with the singer's health. april 15, the pop star is flying home to minneapolis, and the
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private jet makes a emergency m. >> what's the nature. >> unresponsive passenger. >> he does not check into the hospital and continues home. april 20th, the day before prince's death, the search warrant says dr. schulenberg again sees prince, telling the police he performed tests and prescribed medications that were to be filled at a walgreen. the warrant doesn't describe what he prescribed. the same day, prince's representatives contact another doctor, california addiction specialist dr. howard cornfeld, who dispatches his son to the estate in minnesota. >> he felt that his mission was a life-saving mission. in that sense, certainly he felt it to be urgent. >> reporter: the next day, april 21st, prince is found unresponsive in his elevator. dr. cornfeld's son who just arrived called 911.
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according to the warrant, dr. schulenberg also arrives to deliver test results from two visits with the mew usiciamusic. authorities tell cnn pills were found in the home when he died, but haven't turned up any valid prescriptions. focus on the possibility that others obtained the medication for prince. police file a search warrant at the clinic he works to seize prince's medical records. state records show that dr. schulenberg has no criminal convictions or disciplinary actions, and is not charged with wrong doing. dr. schulenberg was an employee at northern memorial clinic until yesterday. the hospital said that was dr. schulenberg's last day, didn't
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disclose why he left the facility. the doctor hasn't responded to cnn multiple requests for comment. while the criminal investigation continues, so, too, does the battle over the estate between the siblings and this man. 39-year-old carlin q. williams. he claims prince is his father, after his mother had sex with the musician in 1976. williams is asking the court for dna testing to back his claim. anderson? >> thanks very much. joining me senior legal analyst, jeffrey toobin. obviously a lot of investigators will determine, try to determine what role the doctor played here. what do you think they're looking for? >> well, this is a really complicated area to investigate because this is a private thing for anyone. so investigators have to determine what prince's medical problems really were, and who were the doctors treating him and did the doctors know about each other, an all of that is in the context of someone who is a private person, and medical records are always private. so just getting the facts is going to be difficult in that, and that is going to be necessary before prosecutors can make any judgments at all.
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>> and officials haven't commented on-going what killed prince. it seems to be discussing opioid painkillers. sometimes doctors don't know what others prescribed or how long someone has been using. >> that's right. that is why the facts matter so much. i mean, you could have a michael jackson situation where a pros cue or the and ultimately a jury found that the doctor behaved irresponsibly, but that is very rare. usually, you will have a situation where when someone dies, it is not as a result of criminal misbehavior, but it is simply unfortunate situation. and again, what is going to be determinative is what actual ly happened and the facts of which doctor did what. the doctors have to -- you have to determine whether there was more than one doctor involved
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and whether they knew what the other were doing, and whether prince told all of his doctors the full story. >> yes, talking about the michael jacksonication case, and we learned when it comes to wealth and celebrity, there are doctors who are willing to sort of cede to the patient's demands. >> there are, and that is always the risk with wealthier and prominent patients. it is important to the say at this point that we have no evidence that is the case in connection with prince's death, but it is certainly something that investigators are going to be looking for. do doctors always want to please the patient, and when you have a celebrity that inclination is even greater, and whether any doctor violated his or her oath or the law in order to please prince is far from clear at this point. >> jeff toobin, thank you very much. that doest for this hour, and that does it. our town hall of prescription addiction made in america starts
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welcome to the 360 town hall prescription addiction made in the usa. here to talk about an epidemic that kills 78 americans every day. one death every 19 minutes from opioid overdose. we don't know if it was a prescription drug problem that killed prince. according to a source, opioid pills were found with his body. the investigation includes a doctor that saw him twice in the weeks before his death, went to his home in paisley park on the day the singer died. those facts, spare as they are, raise crucial questions.